Can Dental Implants Really Fail?
Dental implants are one of the most permanent and health-benefiting tooth restoration solutions in dentistry today. Unfortunately, dental implants are not immune to problems and are at a greater risk of failing when influenced by certain factors such as systemic diseases, poor oral hygiene, tobacco use and smoking, and bruxism. This failing, known as peri-implantitis, is characterized by inflammation of the gums and loss of bone around the dental implant post. A progressive condition, peri-implantitis can eventually result in completely failing dental implants and substantial jaw bone loss. At the first sign of peri-implantitis, tender or bleeding gums around the implant site, seek care at our Arroyo Grande, CA office.